Law Society of B.C. Publicly Naming Lawyer With Misconduct Citation Unreasonable: B.C. Appeal Court

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Law Society, Lawyer Misconduct, Trust Management, Canada, British Columbia


The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has ruled that the Law Society of B.C.’s decision to publicly name a lawyer who received a citation for professional misconduct was “unreasonable” because the process was not transparent and adequately explained.

However, the three-judge panel ruled the matter should be remitted to the regulatory body rather than letting stand a chambers judge ruling that quashes the society’s decision to name the lawyer.


Professor Andrew Flavelle Martin was interviewed for this article by Zena Olijnyk. He is quoted at paragraphs 30-32.